Tag Archive for HR

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HR is not about Technology…

I’ve been reading some articles that question the influx of technology into HR. The general idea is that technology dehumanizes the personal touch that HR leaders are keen to have. Somewhere along the line, we’ve become so obsessed to make HR service delivery as cost-efficient as possible that we’ve overlooked the employee experience. And that means we’re missing out on…

It’s a Winter Olympics Carnival of HR!

The Sochi 2014 Olympics are over and it’s been an amazing run for many teams, in particular the Dutch TeamNL. Never before did one team win so many medals (24) in one event (skating). At times, we almost felt embarrassed to achieve another clean ‘orange’ sweep, but overall, we are just proud of our great athletes. The amazing results of…

HR Outsourcing is not all or nothing

Lately, it seems that there is an emphasized focus on technology as the solution for all our HR problems. The cloud is the ultimate solution, and software as a service the only answer. In order to be a modern employer, you have to communicate through social media, your systems must be in the cloud and your HR department outsourced, preferably…

The changing face of HR

Last year’s white paper “The consumerization of HR” led to a number of invitations from customers and others to share my ideas during keynotes and workshops. It’s been great being able to hear what others think of it. The accompanying presentation is called “The changing face of HR”. I uploaded a short version of this presentation to SlideShare. Please feel…

On-again, Off-again: The War for Talent

Here’s some news for you: the war for talent is back. I’m not kidding, I just heard a keynote speaker mention it at an HR event, so it must be true. Are you just as tired as I am of hearing the same thing over and over again? Especially when it comes to the war for talent? Yes, there are…

This Is Your Life

The words in the picture are the final sentences of the Holstee Manifesto. It hangs on the wall in my office. The Manifesto serves as a constant reminder that Life is Short, and we better make the most of it. But for this HR Carnival post, I’ll focus on the second phrase:”Do what you love, and do it often”. How…

Let’s make HR invisible

2012 was a big year for HR. It was so big, that several serious magazines used the phrase:”HR is hot”. Who would have thought HR could be one of the cool kids? But now that all the excitement is gone, it is time to focus on what really matters: how to make HR work. Because acquisitions and new technologies are…

What is on HR’s Mind?

It’s almost 2013, and the first trend papers have been published. 2012 was a busy year for HR, with many developments in the HRTech space. It all started early this year with SAP’s acquisition of Successfactors. Then Oracle bought Taleo and IBM Kenexa. So for the first time in many years HR was labeled as “hot and happening” instead of…

Why I Am Never Going Back To School

Yes, you read that right: I will never go back to school. But it’s probably not what you think it is: the reason I’m not going back to school is because I never left in the first place. Ever since I graduated, I’ve had to study to keep up in my line of business. In my first job I took…